Plantar fasciitis is caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia – the thick band of tissue that supports the arch and connects your toes to the heel bone.
I find clients suffer from plantar fasciitis pain during the summer time more than any other time of year. It can be triggered by running, walking or standing for a long period of time. I also think footwear, or lack of it, a culprit as well. How many of us go from winter boots or closed toe shoes to flip flops? I know I do – and it puts a lot of strain on our feet!
This year, I have also encountered a trend with clients suffering from plantar fasciitis who are avid golfers. Could it have been the soggy greens this Spring?
If you suffer from this condition you probably already know of a few treatment options. But, did you know reflexology is another simple and non-invasive way to treat and prevent plantar fasciitis pain?